The only flounder fishery still open in internal waters is set to close for the year Friday.
The commercial flounder season for gigs and hook-and-line gear in the mobile gear northern management area is to close at 6 p.m. Friday because the quota is nearly caught, Division of Marine Fisheries officials announced Wednesday.
The commercial flounder season in the mobile gear southern management area closed Oct. 13. The commercial flounder season for pound nets in both the northern and southern pound net management areas closed Oct. 6. The commercial flounder season for pound nets in the central pound net management areas closed Oct. 21. Flounder pound nets, statewide, must be rendered inoperable.
The recreational flounder season closed Sept. 30.
For more specifics on the commercial flounder season for internal coastal waters, see Proclamation FF-55-2022.
North Carolina’s southern flounder fisheries are managed under the Southern Flounder Fishery Management Plan Amendment 3. For more information on the management measures, see the Southern Flounder Information Page under Hot Topics.